Video For Q-Tip "Move" Off Of "The Renaissance" Due Out On November 4th. Kamaal rocks his classic delivery over a flipped sample of the Jackson 5's "Dancing Machine". Its very dope.
Directed By Rik Cordero
Thanks to onsmash.com
VH1 is hosting the entire 2008 Hip Hop Honors online for those that missed it (like myself *shame*). Its in 24 parts and you can choose to watch sequentially or go right to your favorite performances. Watch it right here or go to the link above.
Matthijs L. Nicolay Rook’s CV reads like a modern-day social networking fairy tale. After years of playing bass ‘n’ drums in various funk bands (p and electronic) and pulling a Kanye after falling out with his teachers at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam over his fascination with Frank Zappa, Nicolay had already ended his dreams of being a professional musician and got himself a 9-to-5. Some day he caught up with then-rising Jansport hero Phonte on the Okayplayer message board, uploaded some of his work as a hobby beat maker – and ended up with a full set of songs recorded over his instrumentals. The rather unconventionally founded group was called Foreign Exchange, released their debut album on BBE in 2004 and gained the praises of ?uesto and company. Three more full-lengths (one with Houston MC Kay, one solo as a producer, and a second Foreign Exchange LP with Phonte), a launch of an own label (Nicolay Music Group) and a relocation to the shores of North Carolina later, this fly Dutchman definitely stands out as one of the most inspired beat cats on Planet Rock, remixing Roy Ayers and laying down richly instrumented computer soul for US indie luminaries as well as the leaders of the European pack.
This took me completely by surprise. I'm digging for more info on this project and will post about it soon. Welcome back Grace!
Heavy Hitters Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, and Bishop Lamont Hit the Road
Producer, MC, and vanguard of Detroit's rising hip-hop scene, Black Milk will embark on a mini-tour of Europe featuring fellow heavy hitters Guilty Simpson and Bishop Lamont and special guests eLZhi and Sean Price on additional U.S. dates. The "Caltroit" Tour will consist of eight dates in major European cities including Amsterdam, Paris and Zurich. The tour is in support of Black Milk and Bishop Lamont's duo album CALTROIT, Black Milk's highly anticipated solo album TRONIC, and Guilty Simpson's critically acclaimed debut album ODE TO THE GHETTO.
Thurs-Oct-9 Aarhus, DENMARk Train
Fri-Oct-10 Zurich, SWITZERLAND Aktionshalle
Sat-Oct-11 Paris, FRANCE Gibus
Mon-Oct-13 Leipzig, GERMANY Connie Island
Tue-Oct-14 Amsterdam, HOLLAND Paradiso
Wed-Oct-15 Rotterdam, HOLLAND Watt
Thu-Oct-16 Cologne, GERMANY TBA
Fri-Oct-17 Basel, SWITZERLAND Das Schiff
Sat-Oct-18 Oslo, NORWAY Bla
Fri-Oct-24 New York, NY Southpaw- "TRONIC" ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
Tue-Oct-28 Detroit, MI The Shelter@ St. Andrews Hall- "TRONIC" ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
Thurs-Nov-6 Toronto, CANADA Revival- "TRONIC" ALBUM RELEASE PARTY w/eLZHI
Sat-Nov-15 Los Angeles, CA Key Club w/Sean Price